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In pictures: Celtic crowned 2019 Scottish Premiership champions

Celtic players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. Photo credit: Jane Barlow/PA Wire.
Celtic players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. Photo credit: Jane Barlow/PA Wire.

Mikey Johnston helped Celtic draw down the curtain on an eighth successive  Ladbrokes Premiership title-winning season with a double in a 2-1 win over Hearts at Parkhead.

With a view to next week's William Hill Scottish Cup final between the two clubs at Hampden Park - where a Hoops victory will secure an unprecedented domestic treble treble - both sides were much-changed for the final day of the league season.

Amid a celebratory trophy-day atmosphere fringe player Johnston fired in the opener with less than two minutes played but that was cancelled out in the 17th minute by Hearts winger Jake Mulraney.

Neil Lennon replaced Oliver Burke with highly-rated 16-year-old debutant attacker Karamoko Dembele for the start of the second half and he showed plenty of promise, but with six minutes remaining it was Johnston who stepped up with a terrific run and drive to seal the win.

Two unusual but not unexpected line-ups were revealed on the team sheet with the Hoops showing seven changes from last week's 2-0 defeat at Rangers.

Skipper Scott Brown, Mikael Lustig, Odsonne Edouard, Tom Rogic, Jonny Hayes, Kieran Tierney and James Forrest were all left out, mostly with niggles, with Callum McGregor and Jozo Simunovic on the bench.

Youngster Anthony Ralston and Ewan Henderson and Jeremy Toljan and Nir Bitton were given rare starts.

Craig Levein made nine changes as he gave 16-year-old left-back Aaron Hickey his first start.

Skipper Christophe Berra, Bobby Burns, Steven MacLean and Harry Cochrane were rested with the Jambos boss hoping Peter Haring, Arnaud Djoum and burly striker Uche Ikpeazu are fit for Hampden.

The champions were given a much-appreciated guard of honour by Hearts before the game at the request of the visitors.

Celtic's Scott Brown (centre) and Mikael Lustig celebrate with the trophy after winning the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. Photo credit: Jane Barlow/PA Wire.
Celtic's Scott Brown (centre) and Mikael Lustig celebrate with the trophy after winning the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. Photo credit: Jane Barlow/PA Wire.
Celtic's Filip Benkovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Kieran Tierney takes a selfie with fans in the stands after Celtic win the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Scott Brown and his children with the trophy after winning the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic manager Neil Lennon clutches the Scottish Premiership trophy after winning the league for the fourth time as a manager.
Celtic's Michael Johnston celebrates with the trophy after winning the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Michael Johnston celebrates with the trophy after winning the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Heart of Midlothian's Manager Craig Levein during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Handout photo provided by The SFWA of Celtic's James Forrest poses for a photo at Lennxtown training complex after winning the Scottish Football Writers Association Player of the Year Award. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER SFWA. Photo credit should read: Steve Welsh/SFWA/PA Wire. NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Former Celtic player Paul McStay with the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership cup prior to the beginning of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Former Celtic player Paul McStay with the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership cup prior to the beginning of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. Photo credit: Jane Barlow/PA Wire.
Former Celtic player Paul McStay (left) and Celtic's Scott Brown take the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership cup trophy up to the stadium prior to the beginning of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
A general view of Celtic fans waiting outside the stadium for the team bus to arrive prior to the beginning of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Former Celtic player Paul McStay (left) and Celtic's Scott Brown take the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership cup trophy up to the stadium prior to the beginning of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Former Celtic player Paul McStay (right) and Celtic's Scott Brown with the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership cup trophy prior to the beginning of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic Manager Neil Lennon arriving at the stadium prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
A general view of Celtic fans outside the stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
A general view of fans making their way to the stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Karamoko Dembele warms up on the pitch ahead the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic Manager Neil Lennon (right) and Heart of Midlothian Manager Craig Levein prior to the beginning of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Players and fans take part in a minutes applause for former Celtic player Stevie Chalmers prior to the beginning of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
A general view of fans in the stands during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Heart of Midlothian's Jake Mulraney (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Michael Johnston (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team mate Anthony Ralston during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Players take part in a minutes applause for former Celtic player Stevie Chalmers prior to the beginning of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Karamoko Dembele in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Karamoko Dembele (left) has a shot on goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic Manager Neil Lennon gestures on the touchline during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Karamoko Dembele (left) and Heart of Midlothian's Aaron Hickey battle for the ball during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Heart of Midlothian's Aaron Hickey (left) and Celtic's Nir Bitton battle for the ball during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Michael Johnston (front) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with team mate Karamoko Dembele during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

There was then a minute's applause before the game in tribute to Lisbon Lion Stevie Chalmers who died recently.

Winger Johnston got the home side off to a great start when he worked a one-two with Henderson and slammed the ball past Zdenek Zlamal from eight yards out.

Mulraney screwed a shot wide a minute later at the other end but was much more accurate with his leveller, after Hoops keeper Scott Bain was slack with a pass.

Sean Clare took possession and rolled the ball to the former Inverness player who curled the ball past the back-tracking Bain and into the top corner.

Zlamal made a terrific save from a Johnston drive early in the second half before Dembele flashed a 25-yard drive just wide, drawing huge applause from  the Hoops fans before having another effort saved by the Tynecastle keeper.

Celtic, captained by Scott Sinclair, piled on the pressure and there was a penalty claim in the 80th minute when defender Kristoffer Ajer's drive following a long run was blocked by Conor Shaughnessy but referee Craig Thomson was unimpressed.

However, the home fans were impressed when Johnston played a one-two with substitute McGregor, on for Henderson, and drove towards the Jambos goal before firing low past Zlamal and in off the post from the edge of the box for the winner.

Part two of the contest will take place at Hampden next week where the stakes will be much higher.

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